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thickness, and pare it to a breadth pro. for the purpose of holding itself fast to per for the purpose; then double it by the blade; which done, put the blade me'ns of a vice, stamp, or fly-press; fase into a vice, and force on the back through te: the tongue into the back, either by its nearly-closed edges with a hamner; weluing or brazing; then lammer the or force the blade into the back by a back upon a block of iron or steel, so wooden banner, striking on the edge of that it may be flat and level; then close the blade. In this way any number of the edges nearly together, taking care to rivets or serens may be used, more effecleave the back part shore open than the tually to fasten the back to the blade. edge, ill order that it may form a spring




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by a series of bigbly.finished Engravings, olanus, Paul in the island of Malta, and from Paintings, Sculpture, and Arcbitecture, other numerous productions of his weaby tbe mose eminent English Artists; wich, riless pencil, and imagination. What Historical, Descriptive, and Biographical modern schools can equal Flaxman, Letter Press. Edited by Fobn Britton, F.S.A. Bacon, Bauks, and many other Britisha London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Patcrnoster-row; 7. Taylor,

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view of an alto rilievo, from Flaxman, quires. The casque, formed, as Homer R.A. representing the passage from the describes, to the contour of the hero's Lord's Prayer, " deliver us from evil,” face, and embossed with sculptures, the also engraved by Biad. 1. A geome. siiving cullass, the sword ...d belt, are trical elevation of the west front of St. antique, ao purely. (.ecian. The Paul's Cathedral Church, London, Sir pamtr has juvliciously' inur duced the Christopher Wren, drawn froin actual celebrated slien, -vesictly described admeasurement by James Elines, aro by llomer; in the cenire he has shown chitect; and engraved by J. Le keux. the sun, the cani), the Pleiades, and 5. A plan of the substructure of the the Hyades; the pooc, al compartment salne building, also drawn by Elmes, which is not concialed by the figure, or and engraved by Rofie.

paris of the arms, is the representation Of the portrait it is sufficient to say, of an Hymeneal ceremony; and near to that it is worthy of the pencil of Rey. it is pinit of a pleasant vale, with bolds, and is faithfully and elegantiy fucks in repose. engraved in a judicious inixture of the In short, the inore this classical picfine and scipple.

iure is studied, the more its beauties and of the historical subject inuch cane merits are discovered. not be said in our limited space: there- The engraving also, a mixture of the fore to the picture itself, (which must be line and stipple, is delicate, and elaboremembered in the exhibition about two rately tinished. seasons ago, and is the property of, and The alto-rilievo, by Flaxman, is a was painted for, Mr. Thomas Hope,) chaste and sculpturesque composition. and to the engraving, our readers are no other sculptor knows so well as referred. Three personages compose Flaxman bow far sculpture should ga. the scene of this grand picture ; Thetis, le never represents perspective distance, Achilles, and the dead body of Patroclus: and foreshortening; punderous clouds, Achilles is weated by the couch of his and buiky rays of sun shine. This exmurdered friend, whose arm he is co- ample is but a part of a muament rering with bis right hand, while his left to the Baring family; it will therefore supports his head. He is just roused be best to leave analysing it more at from his grief by his goddess-mother, who large, till the complete work comes beis descending with inmortal armour fore the public eye. The indefatigable made for him, at her request, by Vulcan; engraver, Bond, has also executed this his air bespeaks the hero breathing re- in a high degree of excellence. venge against the author of his wrongs. 5 and 6. St. Paul's Church, as a Thetis has her left hand on his shoulder, building, has been so often criticised, pacifying her son, and directing bis at- and we are become so well acquainted tention to the arms, worthy of ihe hero, with its beauties, that it requires bus " and fit to grace a god," A reference little comment here. The drawing apto the divine poem of lIomer, not only pears to be correct; and as it is drawn for the immediate passage of the picture, froin actual measurement by a profesa but for the poetical characters of the sional man, it inay be supposed to be pictorial personages, would prove, be exact in iis dimensions, and scientifically yond possibility of contradiction, the correct in its parts. The engraving in truth of characier, grandeur of expres. the line manner, by Le Keux, is cicar, sion, and the profirund knowledge of the and brilliant; and the architectural parts passions, that pervade this picture. well made out. The same cliaracter,

The heads of Thetis, of Aciulles, and (as far as the work goes) also belongs to such part of Patroclus as is seen, are the plan of the substructure, also drawo perfect examples of expression. The by Emes, and engraved by Rutie. wbole figure of Achilles is academically Six Prints, illustrative of the Ley of the last drawn, and is in itself a inodel. The

Minsnel, a Poem by Walter Scott, esq. bust and arm of Thetis are beautiful, Drawn by Ricbard Westall, R.A. engraved and highly descriptive of the grace of by Cbarles Hearb, and published by Jobn the daughter of Nereus. The colouring Sharpe, Piccadilly. possesses both suavity and truth; the These prints are taken froin the most lights are brilliant, and the shadows prominent passages in Mr. Scott's beau. transparent; the arms and drapery are titul poem of the Lay of the Last Minwell disposed, and unite in porti ci har- strel; and are lively personifications, by mony of tone. It has no useless acceso a poetical painter, from an interesting sories, not one but what the story re- ‘and attractive work.



The subjects are taken from the fol- Portrait of the Marchioness of Stafford, «r:gra. lowing passages :

ved by C. Turner, from a picture by J. Phil

lips, R.A. Page 28, canto 1, stanza 18:

The picture from which this portrait is She raised her stately head,

engraved, was a prominent feature in the And her heart throbbed high with pride.

exhibition before last; and it is not saying Page 46, canto 2, stanza 5 :

too much in favor of it, to assert that And dar'st thou, warrior, seek to see, the engraving (in mezzotinto) is a faithfuit What heaven and hell alike would bide ? copy, and in a clear and brilliant style , Page 90, canto 3, stanza 22 :

of scraping She thought some spirit of the sky

Royal Academy.Mr. Fuseli is re. Had done the bold moss-trooper wrong. elected professor of painting, in room of Page 104, canto 4, stanza 6:

Mr. Tresham, resigned. Mr. Fuseli Thus to the ladye did Tenlinn show

held this appointment prior to Mr. Opie, The tidings of the English foe :

but on the death of Mr. Wilson, he vacsBelted Will Howard is marching here. ted the professorship, that he might sucPage 104, canto 5, stanza 25 :

ceed Mr. W. as keeper of the academy;

and by his re-election, he now bolds Yet not Lord Cranstowa deigned she greet,

botlı situations. Though low he kneeled at her feet.

Mr. Soane continued his lectures with Page 206, canto 6, stanza 30:

the saine unabated zeal as his former, The mitred abbot stretched his hand,

(vide last month's Magazine) and witte And blessed them as they kneeled.,

The same liberal elucidations of them, by

valuable drawings, at the rate of above The composition of the six pictures is sixty each night.

But owing to some excellently inanaged, the story is clearly accoun:able tatuity that has attended told and well made out, the figures are the architectural department of the acaexquisitely and tastefully grouped, the demy for some years past, the students costume is correct and well managed, and are suddenly deprived of his instructions, all in a high stvle of excellence. The which are the hrst they have received engravings by Mr. Charles Heath, in the since the death of Mr. Thomas Sandby, line manner, are bigh and creditable in 1798 speciinens of his abilities: they excel The following fact deserves some atmost of his cotemporaries' for correctness tention :- Mr. Lonsdale the portrait of drawing, fidelity of representing the painter, is employed by the Marquis of painter, depth, delicacy, and variety of Dougias to paint for him portraits of wear cotour; and that correct distinction of Majesties, in lieu of those taken by the substavces, that so highly distinguishes the Dutch in coming from St. Petersburg. engravers of the English school.

Mr. He therefore applied a few days since, Heath has proved, by these and other to the president and council, for permisa works that shall be noticed in some suc- sion to copy those done by Sir Joshua ceeding numbers, and are now before Reynolds, in their possession; whin baie the public, his just claims to the title of a refused him leave! The Marquis thereline-engraver of the first talents; and a fore must employ an academician, or be worthy inheritor of the great talents of his satisfied with Mr. L.'s copies from other father, who has long stood in the first pictures; but Mr. Londsdale means to rank in art.

apply to his majesty, and know whether This graphic illustration of a favorite the academy is an exclusive monopoly, or poet, is not only a great acquisition to intended for the benefit of the public at bind with the work; but, froin its high large, and of the fine arts -_

They maintrinsic merit, a valuable addition to the nage these things better in France." portfolio of the most fastidious collector, Sterne.

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